Blake, Kristofferson and the Burden of Freedom

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“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is infinite.” -William Blake

The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. -William Blake (Passion is wiser than rationalization)

When Ray Manzarek saw Jim Morrison on Venus beach in 1965, the circle was completed and the Doors were born. They named the group after a line from a William Blake poem, “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is infinite.” For many fans, the band personified the deeply mystical elements in life and Morrison was their shamanic leader. Continue reading Blake, Kristofferson and the Burden of Freedom

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